In addition to its recently-launched 3,000 Avios and 5,000 Etihad Guest miles bonuses, online bonus miles hotel booking service Rocketmiles is currently running two further promotions concurrently.
What exactly is Rocketmiles?
Quite simply, Rocketmiles awards you air miles for hotel bookings. Outside of the bonus miles offers above (which must be applied to the scheme stated), you can ordinarily choose one of a number of airline frequent flyer programmes (including Avios, AAdvantage and Etihad Guest) to add these miles to. Customers earn an average (apparently) of 5,000 miles on each hotel booking, and that is not including the bonuses above.
In all, you can earn miles in the following programmes through Rocketmiles:
The AAdvantage and Dividend miles 5,000 bonus offers run until 15 April 2015.
Please note that these bonus offers are available to new users only: if you’re already a member of Rocketmiles, you won’t get the bonus (although you will of course earn the ordinary number of miles for your stay).
The key value with the “bonus miles” hotel websites is often in the sign-up bonuses. Standard bookings may offer some value when you factor in the miles, but it is essential that you compare the cost with a direct booking, or booking through the likes of lastminute.com, hotels.com etc. If your room is substantially cheaper elsewhere without the miles, it’s unlikely to be a value offering to go with the bonus miles sites.
Don’t forget to have a look at our Free Miles/Points page for all current free/bonus miles and points opportunities.